As opposed to dealing with one of the urban legends that has already been on the show, I wanted to create something involving one of the few urban legends that the Winchesters have not faced in the 12-season run of Supernatural. I decided to go with Kuchisake-onna, otherwise known as the Slit-Mouth woman. The basic story is that she’s a Japanese ghost whose mouth was split open by her husband when he found out she was cheating on him.
Modern legends say that she walks around with a surgical mask on her face, asking passerby if they think she is pretty. Answer no, and she’ll stab you with scissors, killing you. Answer yes, and she’ll take the mask off, revealing her slashed face, and ask again. Answer no, and she’ll slice you in half. Say yes, and she’ll slash your face to look like hers. You may be able to trick her by giving a noncommittal answer such as, “so-so,” confusing her long enough for you to escape.
You can bet that the Winchesters would plan to distract her until they were able to burn her bones. And we all know that before Cas could give his planned answer of, “Beauty is a social construct designed by humans,” Dean would blurt out, “Hell no,” forcing them all to fight for their lives instead.
I absolutely adored this ending scene and hunter funeral for Kelly and Cas. It finally delivered what all of S12 thoroughly lacked for me personally: Emotion. This scene had an abundance of them and it was beautifully executed. To be honest and I know I won’t make myself any friends with saying this, but I am actually a little sad that we knew all along that Castiel returns - of course I can understand the relief for the fans and all, but to be perfectly honest imo that knowledge took away a bit more of impact this moment could have had on top than what it already had. And I love the way the camera shows Dean’s shifting expression from something a little darker tinged in anger to just utter devastation and sadness and eventually complete blankness. Damn you, Jensen Ackles!!! The scene actually also reminded me a great deal of the hunter funeral for John Winchester in S2 with the shot throgh the flames on their faces. And in a way we have come full circle, because like the Winchesters back then, Jack here now is burying his “father” as well.
So I was planning on doing one of these for the new year but I got really busy and then I hit 5k and thought that it was a perfect opportunity to do one! Thank you to everyone who follows me, I love you all so much! And sorry if I forgot anyone below! :)